Checking date: 13/07/2020

Course: 2020/2021

Structural Dynamics
Study: Bachelor in Industrial Technologies Engineering (256)

Coordinating teacher: PERNAS SANCHEZ, JESUS

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Continuum Mechanics and Structural Analysis

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Students are expected to have completed
Structural mechanics, elasticity and strength of materials
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
The design of structures requires always the dynamic analysis. Civil structures, this analysis is essential to prevent the serious effect of earthquakes and wind actions. Structures of transport dynamic analysis is essential since they always have rotary systems that xindex some sort of vibration. Aircraft and space vehicles are subjected to modal analysis to ensure their integrity. In this course, you will enable the student to use the General techniques for the analysis of vibration and the dynamic behavior of structures. Learn how to analyze and control vibrations experienced by lightweight structures. Analyze the vibrations and dynamic actions produced by the effect of wind and earthquakes on structures. This course will allow students to analyze the dynamic response of simple structures such as structures of bars of chassis of cars, robotic arms etc.
Description of contents: programme
Topic 1: Review of free and forced oscillations 1. Presentation of the dynamic phenomenon and its application to the dynamic calculation of structures 2. Physical models and degrees of freedom 3. Free and forced oscillation in systems 1 DOF 4. Free and forced oscillation in sets 2 DOF 5. Free and forced oscillation in N DOF systems Topic 2: Dynamics of continuous systems 1. Partial Differential Equations of motion 2. Dynamics of beam subjected to bending 3. Simply supported beams 4. Cantilever beams 5. Bemas with distributed elastic supports Topic 3: Seismic analysis of structures 1. Introduction to seismology 2. Legislation relating to the seismic analysis of structures: actions in seismic project 3. Modal spectral analysis 4. Application to the seismic analysis of structures examples of calculation) Topic 4: Structures subject to the action of the wind 1. Characterization of the wind 2. Aeroelastic instability: gallop and flashover 3. Slender structures: cables, towers and poles 4. Cable-stayed and suspension bridges Topic 5: Structures subjected to moving loads 1. Pedestrian walkways 2. Road bridges 3. Railway bridges
Learning activities and methodology
Lectures, classes to resolve doubts in small groups, student presentations, tutorials and personal work, oriented to the acquisition of knowledge (1.5 ECTS). - Lab and classes of problems in small groups, individual tutorials and personal work, oriented to the acquisition of practical skills related to the program of the course (1.5 ECTS). Due to the uncertainty about the teaching format to which the health circumstances will lead us during the next course, it is expected to start in the semi-attendance mode, and may lead to training 100% classroom or 100% online depending on the evolution of the spread or control of the pandemic and the health and hygiene standards dictated by the authorities of the sector.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 0
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 100

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.